DAY 3:Wake up in the morning and head to the beach again. Do some yoga or meditation on the beach. After your beach visit, return to your home stay, have breakfast, pack up and drive back to Mumbai.
DAY 2:Wake up early morning and be at the Beach as you watch the sun rise from the East. Have a sumptuous breakfast and relax at your home stay. Enjoy local home made lip smacking lunch and probably even take a nap.In the evening, head to the beach and enjoy the cool breeze, watch the Turtle Hatching (if you've visited during the season), play some ball or just enjoy the natural peace and tranquility. Return for a Bon-fire with some song and dance (if you're travelling with friends), enjoy an awesome dinner and call it a night.
About Turtle Festival Many of you like me are not aware about this Turtle festival. So here I am sharing few details about the festival which I got to know from the internet as well as from locals.This Turtle festival is celebrated for the Olive Ridley turtles are sea turtles which are found in warm tropical ocean currents of Indian and Pacific oceans. In totality there are 07 species of turtles found in the world and among them 05 species in India, but the fact is all are endangered. These turtles are considered to be endangered species of marine turtles. There are various reasons like consumption of their eggs voraciously around the coastal countries in the Asia Pacific region, destruction of natural habitats and turtle slaughter for leather and oils, which have contributed to the Olive Ridley turtles becoming endangered. So considering the same Velas people and NGOs like 'Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra' take a step forward to protect the Olive Ridley turtles.
I actually avoid travel on long weekend cause of high price of hotels, too much traffic and all in that you will not able to explore the place which you really want. But last long weekend I suddenly come across about ' Turtle festival at Velas' at Velas, Maharashtra between March to April month every year to celebrate Turtle hatching and release of baby turtles to sea. And I have decided to explore place what exactly it is ? and I left my long weekend ideology behind.
Reached Velas around 12pm and decided to stay put in Velas till 6pm for Turtle hatching. Timings are 7am and 6pm. Obviously the Turtles are caged and there is a supervisor handling them. One has to arrive before time to get a perfect spot for a perfect shot. Then the supervisor carries the turtles down to the sea, so i suggest you run and take the spot there as well.Also carry a good camera.